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If Pygmalion were a gardener, Miscanthus would come to life as fountains, some of them spouting tall and upright to 10 ft. Graceful and robust, they’re favored for their lush foliage and silky terminal panicles. Striking as a single specimen, Miscanthus is also excellent when massed in the perennial bed or a mixed border. Attractive year-round, with fall colors of yellow, purple, scarlet and burgundy, they fade to a lovely warm ivory in winter.
This wildly popular hybrid affords an upright compact habit, superlative fall color plus an outstanding winter presence. Flushed with a reddish tinge that deepens throughout the summer, the medium green blades eventually brandish vivid orange-red fall colors. Crimped rosy tassels morph into creamy white plumes, and set against the burgundy-streaked leaves, become a stunning late summer spectacle. Alluring nearly year round especially when grouped or planted as a stand-alone, Flame Grass’ tight medium-sized silhouette earns its title when the nights cool down.
Size: 4' 0"–5' 0" high x 2-1/2'–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’ (G-0548)
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